A Man's World? Women in the Air Force Have Pushed the Boundaries of Perceived Capabilities and Roles

TitleA Man's World? Women in the Air Force Have Pushed the Boundaries of Perceived Capabilities and Roles
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsKester, Marissa
MagazineCitizen Airman Magazine
Volume70
Frequencybimonthly
Issue Number2
Pagination24 - 27
Date Published2018/04/01
Abstract

The article provides a brief history of the integration of women into the US military. It commemorates the seventieth anniversary of the adoption of the Women’s Armed Services Integration Act on June 12, 1948. By 1990, women comprised 14 percent of the Air Force, 13 percent of reserve forces and 11 percent of all active-duty military personnel. On January 1, 2016 Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter opened all combat jobs to women, making 4,099 previously closed Air Force jobs open to women. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualified and met specific standards, women were able to contribute to the mission with no barriers in their way.

URLhttps://www.citamn.afrc.af.mil/Portals/132/documents/PI/2018/Citizen%20Airman%20April%202018.pdf?ver=2018-04-12-152949-650
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